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Liberty Loan Committee "The Message to Send to Our Soldiers In France"

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09807.05 Author/Creator: Liberty Loan Committee Place Written: New York, New York Type: Poster Date: 1918 Pagination: 1 poster ; 30.6 x 27.5 cm.

One poster entitled, "The Message to Send to Our Soldiers In France." Text pertains to sending a message to soldiers abroad in the form of bonds. Communicates that investing in bonds is just comforting to them as correspondence from family. Illustration is of a soldier reading a letter in the front lines from his parents that they had invested in bonds.

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